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NEH 2012

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Summer 2014 NEH Seminar for School Teachers

The seminar explores how Chaucer looks out upon the world, as participants consider the relevance of Chaucer’s poetry for readers now, that is, how his vivid ideas on human relationships and desires mesh with and yet challenge modern attitudes. As we progress through the tales, we will join together in making discoveries about the distance that separates us from the lived details of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century England; about the continuities of artistry, philosophy, emotion, and meaning that render Chaucer’s writings still important; and about the variety of responses to Chaucer that may combine to reach understandings richer than what might be achieved by reading alone. Apply now!

July 6 to August 2, 2014

Mile End Campus of Queen Mary College, University of London

Susanna Fein, Kent State University
David Raybin, Eastern Illinois University

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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